A lot of people inside the MMA world have been giving the former World boxing Champion Paulie Malignaggi somewhat of a hard time. The former two time, two division world champion has seen and done it all inside the boxing ring. Fighting since way back in 2001. With a record of (36 – 8 -0), the Brooklyn New York fighter had a long and successful career as a professional. Malignaggi has been in there with some of the very best the sport had to offer.
Only recently officially retiring in March of 2017. Along the way, Malignaggi captured the WBO light welterweight title, IBF light welterweight title, WBO–NABO light welterweight title, WBA welterweight title. Before finally stepping away from the sport.
In his first loss as a professional, Malignaggi lost to five-time former world champion Miguel Cotto. In a gruelling fight that would see the Brooklyn man having his orbital bone shattered. Paulie still managed to fight through, not realising what damage had been done. Through a combination of adrenaline and his willingness to fight on.
Malignaggi would take Cotto the full twelve rounds, losing only by a decision. It was a fight that showed what he was made of and is remembered as a great clash by fans and pundits alike.
Mayweather vs McGregor Controversy
Most MMA fans are not aware or haven’t watched much if anything that he has done inside the ring. And are only familiar with him through the Mayweather vs McGregor camp controversy. So we felt it was important to show just who Paulie Malignaggi is. Not just some retired TV pundit, but a legit elite level World Champion who deserves respect for what he achieved.
Little known fact is that the fighters Paulie lost to throughout his career. Were the highest ranked, with the highest amount of wins out of any boxer in the World. A record which had stood right up until 2015. Now take that to the bank.